Mile High Jazz Band presents “Think Green” – Big Band Jazz & Poetry
The Mile High Jazz Band will be joined by singer Jakki Ford and five award-winning poets and readers for an evening of big-band jazz and poetry on Tuesday, March 15, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at A to Zen Studio, 1803 N. Carson Street in Carson City.
Poets and readers are Rita Geil, Timothy Rhodes, Wayne Carlson, Terri Breeden, and Ursula Carlson. The theme of the evening is “Think Green,” and each poem will be followed by a tune performed by the band, several featuring vocalist Jakki Ford.
Pianist and bandleader David Bugli said, “We’d like to tell you the tunes we will be playing, but that would spoil the fun of the audience making the connections between the poems and the tunes that follow them. You need to be there or watch the live-stream to experience it.”
Mile High Jazz Band is supported in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts and by private donations. For information about the band, its activities, and event tickets, see milehighjazz.com.
At approximately 3:30am Monday morning, the Sheriff’s Office received information of a Armed Robbery at the Extra Mile, Chevron gas station on North Carson Street. At arrival, Deputies learned the Robbery was carried out by two males, both armed with handguns. Both cash and store products were taken. No injuries were reported.
At approximately 6:07 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office received information of an overnight Commercial Burglary at the East Williams Street Chevron gas station. While processing the scene, Deputies observed digital surveillance data that suggested the Burglary was carried out by persons similar in descriptions to the Armed Robbery. At the time of reporting, there were no injuries and only products were taken. Video surveillance suggested the Burglary took place at 1:38 a.m.
At approximately 6:11 a.m., Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a reported Domestic Disturbance in an apartment at the 600 block of South Division Street. When Deputies arrived, a female from the apartment was contacted. She denied any disturbance and refused to allow Deputies inside the residence. Before leaving the area, alert Deputies observed items outside the apartment that resembled reported stolen properties from the Burglary and the Robbery. Additional Deputies responded to the scene and secured the area.
At 9:20 a.m., while the area of the apartment was surrounded, a female and a male exited the apartment. Both persons were detained, and a warrant was obtained to enter the apartment and detain four additional males. By 10:45 a.m., the final person of interest exited the apartment at the direction of officers. After the apartment was cleared, Detectives enter the home and searched the area. During the search, items were seized associated with the earlier Robbery, the earlier Burglary, and other reported burglaries and attempted burglaries that have taken place in Carson City over the last month, including two stolen handguns.
All of the suspects were transported to the Sheriff’s Office for follow up interviews and processing. In custody, as of this release, are: 20 year old Mariana Perez of Carson City; 18 year old Marty Avila of Sparks; (a juvenile) out of Markleville, CA; (a juvenile) out of Susanville, CA; (a juvenile) out of Douglas County; and, 18 year old Marshall Williams out of Dresslerville, Douglas County.
As this investigation is active, additional details and booking photo’s are not immediately available. Anyone with any information regarding the suspects of the Burlaries or Robberies is encouraged to contact the Carson City Sheriff’s Office at 775-887-2677, or Investigations Division, Detective Murry at 775-283-7853.
Lady driver was pulling out of her garage when suddenly the vehicle lurched ahead and slammed into a neighbor’s garage at 4024 Village Drive. The lady said she didn’t know why the vehicle lurched ahead. Sheriff’s Deputies on scene tested her for alcohol and she blew a 0.0. She was pretty shook-up but fortunately not injured.
Jazz & Beyond Committee Announces 2022 Art Contest
Mile High Band Association’s 2022 Jazz & Beyond Festival Committee is sponsoring an art contest for northern Nevada artists, including teachers and students. Selected entries in the competition may be used to promote the festival, and the winning entry will be featured on the festival’s advertising poster and program cover. Festival T-shirts this year may also feature the winning design. The entry deadline is May 17, 2022. Participation is free.
The artwork will be judged by the Jazz & Beyond committee. The winner of the competition will receive a certificate of appreciation from the Jazz & Beyond – Carson City Music and Art Festival and a cash award of $100. Alexander Cassimus, art project chair, said, “The artist’s work will be front and center, viewed by thousands of festival patrons.”
Artists may submit more than one entry. Artwork must be 11”x14” and may be in any two-dimensional medium (photography, digital collage and photography, watercolor, acrylic, oil, etc.). Artwork must be matted, backed, and submitted in a protective sleeve. The design must be related to music. Each submission must include a separate entry form.
Artists are to deliver their entries to the NAA Gallery, 449 W. King Street, Carson City, Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4:00 p.m.
The entry form and a digital image of the artwork (not to exceed 20 MB) must also be sent as an email attachment to email@example.com
For more information about the contest and entry forms, contact Alexander Cassimus at 408-264-4423 or firstname.lastname@example.org.